1. Because he wasn't invited 2. To play basketball with him 3. It means "to be right around" 4. No current plans to meet
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Step 3: Show Conversation Dialog A: "Hey Jason. What are you doing this Friday?" B: "I'm going to go to the driving range cause I'm playing golf on Saturday." A: "You're golfing without me? What's up with that?" B: "Sorry man, but we already have a foursome. I'm going with a couple of guys from work." A: "Where are you playing?" B: "Washington National. Have you been there yet?" A: "I've been there a couple of times. It's a great course. You know the Huskies play there right?" B: "I didn't know that. Is it a hard course?" A: "It's pretty challenging. But it all depends on which tee you play from." B: "What are you shooting these days?" A: "I'm still hovering around a bogey game." B: "Still better than me. I'm still trying to hit a bogey game. Do you want to hit the driving range with me?" A: "I can't this Friday. I'm playing basketball with the guys that night." B: "At night?" A: "Yeah. We're playing indoors at a school gymnasium." B: "What's the occasion?" A: "Just a small league I play on. Nothing special." B: "I'm too short to play basketball." A: "You're not that short. Plus, we have a couple of guys who are the same height as you. They're awesome players." B: "I never got into basketball. It's fun and all, but maybe I'm just not good at it." A: "It's still great exercise. I get a better workout from basketball than I do from the treadmill." B: "That's true."